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Challenge Call - The Phantom Librarian
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Challenge Call
Okay -- inter-story challenge call! I'm reserving the first spot for queen_bellatrix, for all the typos and stupid things she caught for me before I hit the archives. Thanks!


  1. Something 4/Odair centric; either the Odair family being happy/struggling to rebuild their familial dynamic post-65th, with all the media attention for queen_bellatrix
  2. Johanna and Finnick having a conversation about Katniss volunteering after they arrive in the capitol during the 74th games for mariachillin
  3. whatever happened to Jack's partner?? for Anon
  4. I would like to see something (the fluffier the better, though obviously HG fluff is different from other fluff) where Snow took a different tack with Haymitch, and Haymitch got to keep Lacklen, Digger, and whatever other friends/social connections that he's pushed away over the years. for Sara Libby
  5. President Hawthorne is faced with something along the lines of the Whiskey Rebellion for snorkackcatcher
  6. How about Annie a few years after her games? for rosaxx50
  7. Either the conversation alluded to at the end of Narrow Path in which Effie tells Haymitch that she can't wait much longer to have a child, or any other moment of happiness for Haymitch and Effie for Anon
  8. Can we see Effie taking Johanna out shopping during Johanna's first year as a mentor? for golden_d
  9. I'd love to have a conversation among the mentors in which they are nominating their choices of the worst costume design for the tributes ever for orichalcum
  10. At the Villains' Convention, The Wicked Witch Of The West and Cory Snow discuss those disgusting do-gooders that they're stuck with. (I read somewhere that _everything_ that Dorothy Gale does in _The Wizard Of Oz_, she does to save Toto. So Dorothy and Katniss are alike.) Bonus points if you can throw in what the WWW and Snow think of Voldemort For Tom.
  11. I'd love to see some Mags POV on what happens to Finnick, especially in the first few years after his Games for mirandabeth
  12. I'd like to see your take on what happens in District 13 post-Mockingjay. Still underground? Still grey and grim? Or...? for marycontraria
  13. In one of your other challenges, you mentioned in passing Indigo getting grounded after some older kids got her drunk. I'd be interested in seeing that conversation with Haymitch. for Anon.
  14. I'm curious about Indigo, and how much she knows about her parents' history. And just how everything is after the last Games. I remember a challenge call about Snow's granddaughter being taught in school, and was wondering what Indigo makes of it, especially being a child from both sides? for Anon
  15. I'd be interested in seeing the "train accident" that killed Martius Snow and Peri for Maraudercat
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mariachillin From: mariachillin Date: July 31st, 2014 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Johanna and Finnick having a conversation about Katniss volunteering
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mariachillin From: mariachillin Date: July 31st, 2014 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
After they arrive in the capitol during the 74th games**, sorry :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)

I've got two,

a) whatever happened to Jack's partner??

b) Basil Abernathy, doing something. I always like to see smart people thinking their way out of a problem.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 31st, 2014 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I've got two,

I'm pretty sure someone else is asking about Linden, so I'll take B.

(Never mind -- no one asked for Linden, and I want to grab that one!)

Edited at 2014-07-31 06:30 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Haymitch's AU

OK, so, this is obviously a dystopian universe, and I know that an alternative universe is not necessarily a better place to be (especially when you are at the helm). However, we have all spent so much time in our comments lamenting that Haymitch has been denied loved ones and a support network. So I would like to see something (the fluffier the better, though obviously HG fluff is different from other fluff) where Snow took a different tack with Haymitch, and Haymitch got to keep Lacklen, Digger, and whatever other friends/social connections that he's pushed away over the years.

Sara Libby
snorkackcatcher From: snorkackcatcher Date: July 31st, 2014 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
President Hawthorne is faced with something along the lines of the Whiskey Rebellion.

Or if that doesn't fit -- how did Haymitch get hold of a book as subversive as "1984"? Or do Capitolites consider that to have a happy ending?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 31st, 2014 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Haymitch has a lot of books under his floorboards that aren't sanctioned, but I think I'll get into that in the story. :D
rosaxx50 From: rosaxx50 Date: July 31st, 2014 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
How about Annie a few years after her games?
rosaxx50 From: rosaxx50 Date: July 31st, 2014 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, if it's not too late, can I change my request? After rereading some of These Are The Names I've realised that I really want to see either district 12 or the other victors react to the Effie who has been rehabilitated by the capital.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Either the conversation alluded to at the end of Narrow Path in which Effie tells Haymitch that she can't wait much longer to have a child, or any other moment of happiness for Haymitch and Effie--after the last chapter of These Are the Names, I need to see another crumb of happiness for them!

From a very long-time lurker--and really, I should stop and thank you for all the pleasure you've given me over the years. I'm a comp lit professor, and I enjoy reading and thinking about your work every bit as much as the classics I study and teach. You really do have such a gift for creating rich and fascinating characters and worlds, fraught with emotional tension and moral complexity. I read your HP stories on the Sugar Quill for years, and picked up the HG books when you started writing HG fanfic so that I would be able to appreciate your stories. I'm looking forward to Haymitch's take on HG, and to reading whatever you do next!
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)
(I'm a different Anonymous)

I'd like you to include in a Hayffie fluff, a scene of Haymitch finally proposing to Effie.
golden_d From: golden_d Date: July 31st, 2014 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Can we see Effie taking Johanna out shopping during Johanna's first year as a mentor?

Edited at 2014-07-31 01:04 am (UTC)
orichalcum From: orichalcum Date: July 31st, 2014 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to have a conversation among the mentors in which they are nominating their choices of the worst costume design for the tributes ever.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Even villains need professional development

At the Villains' Convention, The Wicked Witch Of The West and Cory Snow discuss those disgusting do-gooders that they're stuck with. (I read somewhere that _everything_ that Dorothy Gale does in _The Wizard Of Oz_, she does to save Toto. So Dorothy and Katniss are alike.) Bonus points if you can throw in what the WWW and Snow think of Voldemort.

-- Tom
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 31st, 2014 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Even villains need professional development

I'll give it a shot. It's been a while since I read WWoO, though.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I was figuring the 1939 movie. In the book, the WWW isn't green-skinned and doesn't have Miss Gulch as a secret identity.

-- Tom
mirandabeth From: mirandabeth Date: July 31st, 2014 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to see some Mags POV on what happens to Finnick, especially in the first few years after his Games.
marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: July 31st, 2014 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to see your take on what happens in District 13 post-Mockingjay. Still underground? Still grey and grim? Or...?

Thanks, as always, for the years and years of good reading.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
In one of your other challenges, you mentioned in passing Indigo getting grounded after some older kids got her drunk. I'd be interested in seeing that conversation with Haymitch.

Alternatively, something happy with Dannell, Mirrim, and the boys. There must have been some good times over the years, even if there weren't many of them.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I was going to ask something similar, and I figured you could probably add on to this one? Effie and Johanna post-Narrow Path just bonding over fashion and clothes.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 31st, 2014 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Add on to which one?
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm curious about Indigo, and how much she knows about her parents' history. And just how everything is after the last Games. I remember a challenge call about Snow's granddaughter being taught in school, and was wondering what Indigo makes of it, especially being a child from both sides?
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2014 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Hope this is in time.

I'd be interested in seeing the "train accident" that killed Martius Snow and Peri. Or if you're not feeling that morbid, Prisca interacting with Gampy Snow an Gampy Ceasar

-Maraudercat
From: queen_bellatrix Date: July 31st, 2014 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much; getting to ask for one of these made my week.:d Sorry it took me a bit to see this.:)

A couple, for your consideration:
1. Something 4/Odair centric; either the Odair family being happy/struggling to rebuild their familial dynamic post-65th, with all the media attention (I just really need happy/nonexploited Finn with a complete family right now.:)
Or, from a slightly different angle, a moment of Carolyn/Mags friendship, set whenever you like, would be fabulous; if you don't think you'll get a chance to touch on it in the other Mags pov, feel free to deal with Mags complicated/ambivalent feelings about the Capitol if you like, since I know you've been wanting too, and I'm not sure you'll be able to in TLT with Mags condition.

Or:
2. I'd love to see something with Caesar, maybe with some Peri/Caesar father-daughter bonding?
sonetka From: sonetka Date: July 31st, 2014 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn, I hope I'm not too late. I know it will probably be soul-crushing, but I'm still going to hope: an AU in which Haymitch tells Mimi that he loves her.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 31st, 2014 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Just missed! But I'll see if I can address it in some manner.
sonetka From: sonetka Date: July 31st, 2014 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! If you can't hit it this time I at least know what I'm asking for next time around!
gabrielladusult From: gabrielladusult Date: July 31st, 2014 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I missed a window (don't know how). But I was thinking either an AU where Caesar was saved or an AU where at least some of Peeta's family survived (Preferably not his mother, Edder seems most logical - wouldn't he possibly be with his fiancé? But Danny and/or the baby are desirable too). If you get to this, though, your the author, so your choice.
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